“You odd-toed ungulate! Macrocephalic baboon! Phylloxera! Cannibal!”, were the choice words of the famous Captain Haddock from the Tintin series to address the oft-heard about but rarely seen Yeti.
The most recent expedition team to come upon mysterious, large footprints are none other than our very own Indian Army! The Indian Army tweeted on Monday that its mountaineering expedition team had spotted footprints the size of 32x15 inches near Makalu Base Camp on April 09, 2019. “This elusive snowman has only been sighted at Makalu-Barun National Park in the past,” the tweet claimed, along with pictures of the grim expedition team and the trail of footprints in the snow.
The mythical creature from Nepalese folklore is said to be taller, (furrier) and larger than the average human with ape-like characteristics. It has been spotted by expedition teams up in the Himalayan region, down the years. The Yeti or the ‘Abominable Snowman’, as it is also known, is one slippery customer and values his privacy highly. This could be why despite sightings it has never left any evidence behind except gigantic footprints.
The only problem with the picture is that the trail has footprints of only one foot and of course, the Twitter universe started exploding with memes related the Game of Thrones and Tintin.
Regardless of whether the Yeti has been using the pogo stick to traverse the mountainous region of the Himalayas, it does get you wondering if is it the evasive Yeti that's been tramping around in the snow or something more nameless?
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